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WRSI Moment and Trident models white water kayaking and rafting helmets

Starting date:
March 26, 2013
Posting date:
March 26, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-26397

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Whitewater Research & Safety Institute (WRSI)

Affected products

WRSI Moment and Trident models white water kayaking and rafting helmets

Product description

The WRSI Moment and Trident models of white water kayaking and rafting helmets have a plastic chinstrap buckle and were sold in sizes S/M and M/L.  "WRSI" is printed on the visor of the Trident helmet. The product number is printed on the hang tag of both models.

Helmets in the following colors or color combinations and sizes, and with the part numbers listed below, are being recalled:
Model Color and Size Part Number
Moment
(with and
without vents)
Glossy red - S/M 852145003633 and 852145003657
Glossy red - M/L 852145003602 and 852145003619
Matte black - S/M 852145003626 and 852145003640
Matte black - M/L 852145003589 and 852145003596
Trident Black with pinstripe - S/M 852145003466
Black with pinstripe - M/L 852145003367
Blue/Carbon - S/M 852145003459
Blue/White - M/L 852145003398
Green/Army green - S/M 852145003480
Green/Army green - M/L 852145003381
Green/White - M/L 852145003404
Green/White S/M 852145003442
Red/Burnt red - S/M 852145003473
Red/Burnt red - M/L 852145003374

 

Hazard identified

The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these helmets.

In the United States, WRSI is aware of 10 incidents of chinstrap failures with no injuries reported.

Number sold

Approximately 200 of the recalled helmets were sold in Canada.

Approximately 2,000 of the recalled helmets were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled helmets were sold from April 2012 to July 2012 in Canada.

The recalled helmets were sold from March 2012 to November 2012 in the United States.

Place of origin

China

Companies

Manufacturer
MHR Helmet
CHINA
Distributor
WRSI
Park City
Utah
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact WRSI for a free replacement or full refund.

For more information, consumer can contact WRSI by telephone at 1-888-597-9624 or by email.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.